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Organised Crime Groups involved in Fraud

Book

Part of the Crime Prevention and Security Management book series (CPSM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Tiggey May, Bina Bhardwa
    Pages 1-10
  3. Tiggey May, Bina Bhardwa
    Pages 11-29
  4. Tiggey May, Bina Bhardwa
    Pages 31-56
  5. Tiggey May, Bina Bhardwa
    Pages 69-93
  6. Tiggey May, Bina Bhardwa
    Pages 95-105
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 107-140

About this book

Introduction

Through analysis of data held by the National Crime Agency on organised crime groups, and in-depth analysis of qualitative interviews with convicted fraudsters and enforcement professionals, this detailed study fills a significant gap in the contemporary literature on organised crime groups involved in fraud.

Throughout the chapters, the perspective of convicted offenders and those involved in its policing are juxtaposed to show the ease of committing fraud from the perspective of offenders on the one hand, and the investigative challenges experienced by law enforcement officers on the other. May and Bhardwa’s insights shed light on offender motivations, routes into fraud and organised crime, and the nature and shape of organised crime groups and their operations. Alongside the offender perspective the law enforcement interviews provide a unique interpretation of the procedural and legislative weaknesses that appear to allow this type of offender to make considerable financial gain. The key recommendations based on empirical findings will greatly benefit those interested in understanding the links between fraud and organised crime in the UK and those seeking to improve enforcement efforts. 

Keywords

white collar crime financial crime convicted fraudsters policing fraud policing organised crime policing white collar crime OCGs organised crime groups bribery recklessness duping ATM (cash machine) fraud Courier fraud Distribution fraud False accounting Money laundering Romance fraud

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Criminal Policy Research BirkbeckUniversity of LondonLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Institute for Criminal Policy Research BirkbeckUniversity of LondonLondonUnited Kingdom

About the authors

Tiggey May is a senior research fellow at the Institute for Criminal Policy Research, Birkbeck, School of Law, University of London, UK
 
Bina Bhardwa is a research fellow at the Institute for Criminal Policy Research, Birkbeck, School of Law, University of London, UK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Organised Crime Groups involved in Fraud
  • Authors Tiggey May
    Bina Bhardwa
  • Series Title Crime Prevention and Security Management
  • Series Abbreviated Title Crime Prevention and Security Management
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-69401-6
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology Law and Criminology (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-69400-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-88772-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-69401-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 140
  • Number of Illustrations 2 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Organized Crime
    Financial Crime
    Crime Prevention
    Policing
    Cybercrime
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Reviews

“This is an indispensable book which highlights the ease with which some organised criminals commit fraud, often using professional enablers and frequently making significant profit. The book provides a fascinating and compelling analysis of the national data coupled with offender perspectives on their criminal activity and the criminal justice system; the book also examines the challenges faced by investigators and the often devastating effect organised fraud has on victims. Once and for all the myth that somehow fraud is a victimless crime is exploded.” (Mick Creedon BA, MA, QPM, Retired Chief Constable and National Policing Lead for Serious and Organised Crime, Financial Crime and Asset Recovery, UK)